PSG's Aurier gets two-month sentence

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September 27, 2016
Paris Saint Germain's Serge Aurier

PARIS (AP):

Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier has been sentenced to two months in prison for assaulting a police officer.

The CUte d'Ivoire player was arrested near the Champs-Elysees in Paris in May, following an argument with police after a night out. He denies hitting an officer, but was charged with voluntary violence on a person in public authority.

His lawyer, Claire Boutaud de la Combe, says he is appealing yesterday's verdict "to prove his innocence." She says he's "disturbed" by the ruling, which also ordered him to pay US$2,350 in damages and fees.

Aurier, free pending the appeal, missed practise to attend the trial, but is hoping

to play in PSG's Champions League game against Ludogorets on Wednesday in Bulgaria. He will now "concentrate on football," his lawyer says.

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